Thanks! Unfortunately, I'm anything but busy... LON had major cutbacks this year, and my usual other sources seem to be commissioning less as well, so I'm kinda sitting on my hands paid-work-wise at the moment. I'm trying to broaden my portfolio so that I can court some of the local animation studios for background painting jobs, since I'm starting to think that it's time for me to aim for (at least partially) moving out of genre illustration.
I know what you are saying, things are a bit tight and being restricted to on field of work can be a be fragile, I am wishing I had done exactly what you are talking about earlier this year and I may have been doing something quite cool and different from just illustrting, but not this time. Must broaden skill base.
I have had a bit from Wotc and Sony but not much else, and my partner who works in the film industry has been quiet with nothing going here in wellington for a while, so we are tightening our belts and waiting to see what happens with te Hobbit.